Is Toilet Food Considered a Health Code Violation?
Welcome to the first installment of 'Seriously, Though, Who Is This?' I anonymously texted a bunch of revered chefs weird photos of gourds on toilet rims to deduce their true stances on food safety. The results were divided, to say the least.
Rome Has Some Really Serious Problems with Food Safety
This past year could have been a particularly challenging one for maintaining health standards. In the aftermath of ridding the Roman trash collection system of organized crime, the city was left with garbage piling up throughout the cramped city.
The Internet Is Delighted at This Video of 17 Birds Eating Meat in a Walmart
In the video, as the birds happily peck away at the meat—like so many of Snow White’s cheerful little friends—a voice can be heard saying: “All that is bad. That whole top shelf.”
Damien Hirst’s Restaurant Has Been Slammed with a Terrible Hygiene Rating
Despite being one of the most famous (and wealthy) living artists, Hirst is having less success as a restaurateur.
This Cafe Is Banning Customers From Paying with Cash Stored In Their Underpants
“We have had people search for things in their pockets and just put their money back in their mouth until they've found it,” says Robin Weeks, an Australian cafe owner no longer accepting cash from patrons’ underwear.
Mexican Cilantro Imports Have Been Banned Due to Fecal Contamination
Don't you just love snacking on guac and chips in the summer? Maybe not as much when your cilantro is contaminated with human feces and shredded toilet paper.
This Electronic Overlord Will Remind Food Service Workers to Wash Their Filthy Hands
A new a tracking system that monitors whether employees are really washing hands might change hygiene standards for food workers everywhere. That is, before it gets around to overthrowing and enslaving us all in its perfectly sterile clutches.
Being a Food Safety Inspector Means Never Forgetting the Smell of Cockroaches
As a food safety and sanitation professional, I was hired by large restaurant corporations to inspect their various locations. And what I saw was not even close to pretty.
Are America's Onions Infecting Australia with a Deadly Superbug?
An Australian researcher claims to have discovered a link between a rise in cases of Clostridium difficile and imports of onions from the United States.
Food Safety Experts Want You to Stop Buying Cheesecake from Facebook Strangers
Sacramento is struggling to regulate huge Facebook groups where anyone and everyone can sell homemade dishes prepared without any assurance of food safety.
America Loves Watching Raw Meat Porn
This week, the internet is abuzz over videos of raw meat being contaminated by dirty sidewalks and bare cleavage. What is it about poor food safety that gets us all hot and bothered?
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